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    I had arranged a trade for some moisture craving orchids and am going to try growing them in Nep pots. My Neps pots are filled with a mix of LFS and sponge rock and the tops have been colonized by live sphagnum and club mosses. It's a moist, but well drained place.

    The orchids participating in my experiment are a Comparettia speciosa, Dockrillia pugioniformis, and Encyclia polybulbon. The Comparettia is a twig epiphyte, so is probably least suited for the experiment. But I think it'll appreciate the humidity boost. The other two supposedly form mats on mossy trees and rocks, so should be thrilled. I hope it works because I usually have trouble with orchids that demand moisture.
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    let me know how your Dockrillia does. i have one, different species though, mounted its been doing ok so far. done some spreading but nothing major.

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